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Adrian, Dorothy J. - Somonauk  
Adrian, Dorothy J. 74, of Somonauk passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at her home. She was born April 9, 1940 in Leland; the daughter of Louis Charles and Viola (Erickson) Meyer. She married Robert Adrian on June 25, 1966 in Somonauk. Dorothy was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk. She is survived by four daughters, Deborah (Mark) Fisher of Somonauk, IL, Elizabeth (Tim) Westbrook of Somonauk, IL, Mary (Mark) Klossing of Sandwich, IL and Rebecca (Ryan) Andrews of Somonauk, IL; nine grandchildren, Jake Fisher, Mitchell, Drew and Aubrey Westbrook, Noah and Miya Klossing and Carter, Whitney and Brady Andrews; her sisters and brothers, James (Gertrude) Meyer of Somonauk, IL, Eleanor Salisbury of Montgomery, IL and her twin, Richard (Marge) Meyer of Somonauk, IL; one sister-in-law, Barbara Meyer; three brothers-in-law, Ronald (JoAnn) Adrian of Somonauk, IL, Paul (Rosalie) Adrian of Leland, IL and Marvin Hill of Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Gertrude (Oscar) Huber, Mildred Meyer and Virginia (Harold) Miller; three brothers, Louis (Audrey) Meyer, Harold Meyer and Robert (Mary) Meyer; one sister-in-law, Marie Hill; and one brother-in-law, Al Salisbury. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk with Father Kevin Butler officiating with a rosary service before Mass at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Somonauk. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2015 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk. Memorials may be directed to Masses or the American Cancer Society. For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com . Turner-Eighner Funeral Home 13160 W. Rt. 34 Somonauk, IL 60552 815-498-2363
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Published in Beacon News on Jan. 21, 2015
Ambler, Lowell Dalton - Somonauk  
Ambler, Lowell Dalton 17, of Earlville, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born March 19, 1997 in Mendota, the son of Max and Kristen (Sawicki) Ambler. Dalton was a student at Earlville High School. He loved all sports but soccer was his passion. Dalton also enjoyed fishing, farming and was extremely creative. He could draw extremely well and would buy model semis, take them apart and make them his own. Dalton's greatest team, known as Team D, were his many friends and the communities that backed him. Team D, Live to Win! He is survived by his mother, Kristen (Sawicki) Ambler of Earlville, IL; his father, Max Ambler of Earlville, IL; one brother, Bradon Ambler of Earlville, IL; two sisters, Madolyn and Kamdyn Ambler of Earlville, IL; paternal grandfather, Lowell Ambler (the late Shirley Cronin Ambler) of Mendota, IL; maternal grandparents, Don and Betty Sawicki of Earlville, IL; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Services will be held at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the East Gym at the Earlville High School with Rev. Tammy Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25th at the school until the service at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family, to a scholarship fund or to St. Jude Children's Hospital. For more information or to sign the online guest, go to www.EighnerFuneralHome.com . Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home 407 S. Ottawa St. Earlville, IL 60518 (815)246-6491
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Published in Beacon News on Jan. 25, 2015
Anderson, Beulah Mae (Sykes) - Montgomery  
Anderson, Beulah Mae (nee Sykes) Age 82, of Oswego, IL, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Autumn Leaves of Oswego. She was born April 26, 1932, in Tenso, Virginia, the daughter of Noah and Samantha (Turner) Sykes. Beulah graduated from Elburn High School in 1950. She had been employed at Aurora Products and later at the Eola Post Office, where she worked alongside her sister, Emogene. Beulah was united in marriage on April 30, 1955, to Ernest Anderson and they spent the next 59 happy years together. Beulah was a member of Park Place Baptist Church, where she was active as long as her health allowed. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by all. She had a wonderful sense of humor and put everyone's needs ahead of her own. She is survived by her children, LeAnne (Norm) Herrington of Yorkville, Jeffrey (Mary) Anderson of Yorkville; and stepdaughter, Pamela Anderson (John Clark) of San Diego, CA; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Mark) Copeland of Bainbridge, OH, Cassandra (Eric) Danielson of Iola, WI, Adam Herrington of Yorkville, Joel Herrington of Aurora, and Mark Herrington of Yorkville, Matthew Anderson of Naperville, Ryan (Lauren) Anderson of Yorkville, and Jordan Anderson of Yorkville; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, LC (Patty), of Clintwood, VA; and many special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernie; stepson, Dennis; two brothers, Leon and Ival; and sister, Emogene Hatten. The family would like to thank the staff at Autumn Leaves and Seasons Hospice for their outstanding care of Beulah. The funeral service will be Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave., Montgomery, IL 60538. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour. Interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Beulah's name may be directed to The Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. ( www.alz.org ). Dieterle Memorial Home 630-897-1196 www.dieterlememorialhome.com .
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Published in Beacon News on Jan. 22, 2015
Baker, Ferne M. - Naperville  
Baker, Ferne M. Age 103 of Naperville, IL at rest Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Lakewood Nursing Center in Plainfield, IL. Born October 10, 1911 in Shabbona, IL the daughter of the late Elmer and Elsye Mullins. Beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of John, Jr. (Ann) Baker and Robert (the late Roberta) Baker; cherished grandmother of Jeff (Holly) Baker, Michael Baker, Ann Baker and J. David (Elizabeth) Baker; dear great-grandmother of 8; and fond great-great-grandmother of two. Ferne was a member of the Batavia Moose Lodge 772. Graveside service Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, 675 Route 30, Aurora, IL 60503. Arrangements entrusted to: Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services 44 South Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540 (630)355-0213 www.friedrichjones.com
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Published in Beacon News on Jan. 20, 2015
Brown, Arlene - Naperville  
Brown, Arlene M. (nee Haag) Age 86, a resident of Naperville, IL, formerly of Menlo Park, CA, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility in Naperville. She was born August 13, 1928 in Sykeston, ND. Beloved wife of the late G. David Brown; loving stepmother of Belinda Wortham; surrogate mother of Gregg L. Marco, Keith Marco and Karen Sternquist; adored grandmother of David Wortham, Jeni Riano and Kristina Lemieux; great-grandmother of Sophie and Amy Riano; devoted daughter of the late David B. and Theresa (nee Laber) Haag; dear sister of Roger (Carol) Haag and the late Lois M. Marco, Margaret Thompson, Patricia Rechenmacher and James J. Haag. Arlene grew up in Sykeston, ND and was valedictorian of her high school class, graduating at the age of 17. She later moved to the San Francisco Bay area where she married and spent the rest of her adult life until falling into ill health. At that time, Arlene relocated to Villa St. Benedict in Lisle, IL so she could be closer to her family. Visitation Wednesday, January 28, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Services will begin Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home and will proceed to an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church Ministry Center, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville. A luncheon will follow the Mass in the Ministry Center. Future Inurnment: Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. For info, please call (630)355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com .
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Published in Beacon News on Jan. 25, 2015
Brown, Lawrence A. - Aurora  
Brown, Lawrence A. 81 of Aurora, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville. He was born in Fayetteville, AR, son of Frank M. Brown and Letha Mae Litchfield. Lawrence worked for 42 years as a piping designer with Procon, Raytheon, Fluor and Brown and Root companies. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Helen (Sternik); loving sons, Preston (Shari Karmen) and Michael Brown; grandchildren, Shaina, Koby, Chance and Hallie; sisters-in-law, Irene Karnazes, Joan Sternik, Marcy Powers and Barbara Dresen; brother-in-law, Steve (Barbara) Sternik; many nieces and nephews; and a cousin, Harvey Nash in Little Rock, AR. He was preceded in death by his brother, Marvin (Doris Nell) Brown. Visitation will be Monday, January 26, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St Aurora, IL. 60506 with a liturgical wake service at 5:30 pm. Memorial webpage at www.daleidenmortuary.com
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Published in Beacon News on Jan. 25, 2015
Buckland, Bryant M. - Montgomery  
Buckland, Bryant M. 36, of Montgomery passed away unexpectedly on January 19, 2015. He was born in Berwyn, IL the first born son of Olin G. and Darlene (Haddon) Buckland. He graduated from University of Phoenix with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. Bryant was currently employed with Wide Open West "WOW" involved with IT Operations. He had a passion for computer gaming with his friends and loved spending time with his children. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer (Miller); children, Haley Buckland and Alejandro and Adam Solis; dear parents, Olin G. and Darlene Buckland; brother, Adam Buckland; grandmother, Mary Buckland; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gabriel and Jackie Veliz; and brothers-in-law, J.R. and Joshua Veliz; as well as several aunts, uncles, 1 niece, 1 nephew, and many cousins and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Olin G. Buckland, Jr.; and maternal grandparents, James and Dorothy Haddon. Family will be receiving guests on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave., Montgomery, IL 60538. Funeral will be on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial with interment following at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. Dieterle Memorial Home, 630-897-1196 www.dieterlememorialhome.com .
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Published in Beacon News on Jan. 22, 2015
Bury, Gertrude C. - Naperville  
Bury, Gertrude C. 91, of Lisle, IL, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2015. She was born Gertrude C. Thompson on January 1, 1924 in Mount Vernon, NY. She was a graduate of New Britain High School in Connecticut. She was a dedicated employee for more than 40 years, with her last position as a computer operator for Scott Foresman & Company in Glenview, IL, for 20 years before retiring in 1994. In addition to being devoted to her family and friends, Gertrude was devoted to her church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was involved in volunteer and social activities. Gertrude is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Peter P. Bury; son, Peter J. Bury of Powell, OH; daughter, Trude (Robert) Terreberry of Angier, NC; daughter-in-law, Harriet (Andy) Parker of Big Rock, IL; granddaughters, Lauren (Tom) Scott of Bloomington, IL, and Maggie Bury of Chicago, IL; brothers, Raymond (Anne) Thompson of Woburn, MA, and Gerald (Patricia) Thompson of Bristol, CT; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jennie (Larson) Thompson; one sister, Shirley Kalwat; and three brothers, Bertrand Thompson, Jr., Robert Thompson and Richard Thompson. At Gertrude's request, no services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 77 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051, or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2328 Central Rd., Glenview, IL 60025. To leave condolences for Gertrude's family and to sign the guestbook, please visit http://www.friedrich-jones.com/ For info please call 630-355-0213.
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Published in Beacon News on Jan. 21, 2015
Carlson, Margery J. - Batavia  
Carlson, Margery J. Age 83, of North Aurora passed away January 26, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Aurora. She was born April 4, 1931, in Aurora, the daughter of Gayhardt "Ole" and Pearl (nee Hagerman) Olson. She was united in marriage to William A. Carlson on August 12, 1950 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Aurora. Margery was a 1949 graduate of West Aurora High School. She was a charter member of the Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd in North Aurora and worked at Mooseheart for 30 years as an executive secretary. She is survived by her husband, William; sons, Jeff (Kathy) Carlson, of Batavia and Jim Carlson of Montgomery; two grandchildren, Christine (Jon) Fixmer, of St. Charles and Dan (Jenny) Carlson, of Chicago; great-grandson, Shawn (Layla) Fixmer, of St. Charles; a great-granddaughter, Wynne Carlson of Chicago, and a great-great-grandson, Seth Fixmer of St. Charles; a brother-in-law, Nick Hennen of Aurora; and many nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. A visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Moss Family Funeral Home. The Rev. Kathryn North will officiate. Interment will be at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or www.alz.org . For additional information, please contact the Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia at 630-879-7900 or www.mossfuneral.com .
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Published in Beacon News on Jan. 27, 2015
Concha, Alex - Montgomery  
Concha, Alex 52, of Aurora, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Presence Mercy Hospital. He was born May 1, 1962 in California, the son of Santos Concha and Maria (DeJesus). Alex was employed by Dairy Queen as manager for 12+ years. He is survived by his wife, Sarah (Blakeman); 3 daughters, Lindsey, Taylor and Natalie; 1 son, Alexander Jr.; and Papa's special boy Leyton; 4 sisters, Carmen, Elizabeth (Francisco), Terry and Joann; 2 brothers, Fred and Eric (Adrienne); father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Mabel Blakeman; 4 sisters-in-law, Julie Dodge, Amy Baxter, Mary Ellen Blakeman and Amy Jo Burrows and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Len Concha and his parents. Alex was a hard working, dedicated father. He was a selfless man full of faith and life. He put his family's needs before his own, and he always brought light and positivity into every situation. His love will live on through his family and friends. Family will be receiving guests Friday, January 23, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway, Montgomery, IL. Alex will be lying-in-state Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 420 W. Downer Pl., Aurora. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Savior Lutheran Church appreciated. For directions and guestbook www.dieterlememorialhome.com 630-897-1196.
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Published in Beacon News on Jan. 23, 2015
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